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Explore Ohio: Sleep in a Treehouse at The Mohicans

Anne Evans Anne Evans Explore Ohio: Sleep in a Treehouse at The Mohicans

Sleeping high among the treetops. Not something you typically envision being able to do in the woods of Ohio, but it is a possibility near Mohican State Park, home to thousands of acres of parkland and river. Laura and Kevin Mooney offer three treehouses and four cabins for folks to come get away from it […]

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Explore Ohio: Walk the Shark Bridge at Newport Aquarium

Anne Evans Anne Evans Explore Ohio: Walk the Shark Bridge at Newport Aquarium

Many travel to the Carolinas for vacation, but with all of the uncertainty of the proximity of sharks to the shore, why not take a shorter and safer trip to Newport on the Levee, just a couple of minutes from Downtown Cincinnati, and see sharks from a distance? The Newport Aquarium recently added Shark Bridge, […]

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Explore Ohio: Visit a Hand-built Castle, Chateau Laroche

Anne Evans Anne Evans Explore Ohio: Visit a Hand-built Castle, Chateau Laroche

Exit highway I-71 just north of Cincinnati, drive along streets with large homes and manicured lawns, then turn onto winding Mulberry Road and the landscape suddenly changes. Along wooded and flowering hills, the road leads you to a majestic building arising out of the ground. Chateau Laroche, meaning Rock Castle, and also known as The […]

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Explore Columbus: Stay in a Bed & Breakfast

Anne Evans Anne Evans Explore Columbus: Stay in a Bed & Breakfast

If you’re looking for somewhere a bit more personal to put up your guests, or even experience a fun night away from home, a Bed & Breakfast may be what you are looking for. Columbus is home to several unique options, one of which recently opened. You may remember this beautiful home on Hawthorne Park […]

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Explore Columbus: The Wilds

Anne Evans Anne Evans Explore Columbus: The Wilds

The Wilds are included as an extension of the Columbus Zoo. Since we have never visited, we decided to stop by over the weekend. The Wild Animal Encounter sounded best suited for our two young children, so with tickets booked, we were on our way. The weather had turned to a windy and chilly 55 […]

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Close to Columbus: The Oregon District

Walker Evans Walker Evans Close to Columbus: The Oregon District

Boutique shops, art galleries, historic buildings, coffee roasteries and plenty of bars and restaurants. No, I’m not talking about The Short North… I’m talking about The Oregon District in Dayton, Ohio. The Oregon District is a small 60-acre triangle-shaped neighborhood located immediately southeast of Downtown Dayton. The neighborhood feels distinctly divided into three separate sections: […]

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Close to Columbus: The 2nd Street Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Close to Columbus: The 2nd Street Market

The PNC 2nd Street Market is a historic railroad building that was reopened as a public farmers market in 2001 in Downtown Dayton. Located just 75 minutes west of Downtown Columbus, this unique farmers market is worthy of a weekend excursion if you’re looking for something new to do relatively close to home. The long […]

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